Show them the money

September 4, 2015
The Commissioners Court will go into closed session at the end of its regular meeting Tuesday (Sept.8) to consider increases in pay for two appointed officials – Veterans Services officer Linda Mallon, and Elections Administrator Jenise “Crickett” Miller. “Both of these individuals are doing a great job and have gone over and above in doing their jobs,” said County Judge Darrell Cockerham.

In Saturday’s Hood County News

September 4, 2015
–The city of Tolar has offered the town’s former City Hall as a location for a new driver’s license office.
–Concerned Laguna Vista residents filled church pews to pepper the Laguna Vista Water general manager about water problems in the lakeside community.
–Highway 377 drivers in Granbury should expect delays next Tuesday through Friday because of roadwork. The bumpy right lane going westbound will be fixed, a highway spokeswoman said.
–Two Granbury School Board candidates will square off in the November election.
–A meth bust ranks as one of the largest in Hood County.

Bluff Dale Homecoming Sunday

September 4, 2015
The Bluff Dale Tabernacle has been the location for the annual Bluff Dale Homecoming since it began in 1950. This year’s event will be Sunday, Sept. 6, with registrationat 10 a.m. and program at 11. A catered meal will be served at noon for $10 per person, special rate for children under 10.

Feel the rumble of bikes on the square this weekend

September 4, 2015
A massive number of motorcycles will descend on the Granbury square Labor Day Weekend for the annual Biker Bash Texas, a Christian motorcycle rally. The rally kicks off with vendor registration and set up on Friday, a full day of activities on Saturday and Sunday, and concludes just after noon on Monday.

Monday event at Shanley Park to ‘Back the Blue’

September 3, 2015
“Granbury/Hood County Back the Blue,” – an informal event open to everyone to show community support for law enforcement officers – is set for 10 a.m. Monday (Sept. 7) at Shanley Park in Granbury, according to organizers. The names of the law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty nationwide, along with the Police Officer’s Prayer, will be recited by local pastor and chaplain John Knox. The event is expected to last about 30 minutes.

Texas flags ordered flown at half-staff Friday for Deputy Goforth

September 3, 2015
Gov. Greg Abbott ordered that Texas flags be flown at half-staff on Friday (Sept. 4), to honor slain Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth. Goforth’s funeral will be Friday. Previously, Abbott issued a call for Texas law enforcement officers to turn on the red and blue flashing lights on their patrol vehicles for one minute, at 11 a.m. Friday.

Appraisal district plans auction of properties

September 3, 2015
The school district will need to approve, but Hood County Appraisal District Chief Appraiser Greg Stewart is planning to auction properties that are delinquent in taxes on Oct. 6 and Dec. 9. The December auction will involve several hundred lots, most of which are too small for septic systems. These lots have been difficult to sell because of their small size, but can make for a desirable piece of property if adjacent lots can be purchased. The auctions will take place in the Jury Selection room at the Hood County Justice Center.

Another candidate files for GISD Place 6 seat

September 2, 2015
It’s a race. There are now two candidates for the unexpired Place 6 seat on the Granbury school board. Mark Shackelford, who listed his occupation as aircraft part sales, has filed to run against banker Barbara Townsend. The filing period for that seat closed at 5 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 2).

Sports Updates

Pirate football hits road for first time

September 3, 2015
Friday Granbury (0-1) at Denton (1-0), 7:30 p.m. 1008 Fulton St., Denton The Pirates are looking to regroup after last week’s 49-7 home loss to Azle to open the season. Quarterback Kyler Young ran for 60 yards and passed for 124, and the Pirates did not turn the ball over, all good things. The Broncos feature running back Xavier Scott, who rushed for 336 yards and five touchdowns last season in a 48-28 win in Granbury. He opened the season with 165 yards and four TDs in a 56-6 rout of Wilmer-Hutchins. Granbury surrendered 179 yards and a pair of touchdowns to Azle’s Chase Smith last week. Follow the game on Twitter @HCN_Sports

Rattlers to play football home opener

September 3, 2015
Friday Comanche (0-1) at Tolar (0-1), 7:30 p.m. Comanche is coming off a 28-20 loss to Clyde and the Rattlers fell 41-14 at Crawford. Despite being 33-63 over the past decade, Comanche has managed three playoff appearances, including back-to-back. Tolar, which has been to the postseason three straight years, is four wins away giving coach Mike Franklin the 100th of his career, all leading the Rattlers. Follow the game on Twitter @HCN_Sports

Area volleyball

September 3, 2015
Thursday Azle Christian (2-1) at Cornerstone (4-5), 6 p.m. Friday Granbury (17-9) at Waco Midway (12-5), 5:30 p.m. (subvarsity first) Comanche (0-8) at Tolar (12-8), 4:30 p.m.  

Private school football

September 3, 2015
Crowley Nazarene (0-1) at Cornerstone (0-1), 7:30 p.m. Both teams are coming off tough opening losses, Cornerstone 60-14 to Willow Park Trinity and Nazarene 64-22 to Fort Worth Thesa. North Central Texas Academy (1-0) is off this week.